Rice Parathas,Easy Sandwich Spread and Pakodas with Leftovers - WBB 15

Rice Parathas

I had some rice leftover and was bored of making the usual lemon rice or fried rice from it. So, I decided to try out a new recipe. Parathas make a good breakfast.

Ingredients for Paratha:-(Translation)
Leftover rice- 1 cup
Onion- 1 finely chopped
Carrot- 1 small piece grated
Green chillies –1
Capsicum –1 finely chopped
Finely chopped coriander leaves- 1-2 spoons
Salt to taste
Jeera Powder -1 spoon
Chilli Powder-for more spicy flavour as per taste
Chickpea (Besan)Flour- as per rice consistency
Oil –for the parathas

Take the leftover rice in a bowl and mash it thoroughly, if need be can use a blender too. Add the other ingredients except oil to this mashed rice. The dough will be a bit sticky so apply little oil on your hands to make round balls of the dough and roll into small parathas. I found patting with my hands easy to make small parathas. Dip parathas in flour to aid in easy rolling of the parathas. Heat a tawa and put on the paratha. Add little bit oil around the sides of the paratha. Cook till brown spots appear on both sides of the paratha. Serve the hot parathas with curd/raitha/pickle.

Quick Sandwich Spread

One morning, I opened the fridge to see half onion, one tomato, half green capsicum and a small piece of carrot welcoming me. I prepared an easy sandwich spread which can double up as a raitha too.

Leftover raw vegetables- 1 tomato, 1/2 onion, 1/2 green capsicum, 1/2 carrot
Leftover Bread slices ( I use Whole Wheat Bread)
Curd-1/2 cup
Salt and chilli powder to taste

Take curd in a bowl and beat it finely to ensure that no lumps remain. Finely chop the onion, tomato and capsicum and grate the carrot. Add the cut vegetables alongwith salt and chilli powder to get a delicious sandwich spread. The spread needs to be put on the bread slice just before eating else the curd will make the bread soggy. Also, the water left out by the onions and tomatoes will dilute the curds after some time, so ensure that the spread is eaten immediately after being made. Leftover spread can also be used as a mixed vegetable raitha.

Pakodas with Leftover Veggies

I had made fried rice the earlier day and realised that I have cooked a bit more vegetables as compared to the rice. The next morning, I added Bengal Gram flour and little bit cornflour to the vegetables to make pakodas. A good item for a leisurely Sunday breakfast.

All the three recipes are my entries to Nandita's WBB-15 event.

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Jyothi said...

Hey! looks great and great idea to prepare pakoras with leftover veggies. Great entries too. Thanks for sharing.

Rajitha said...

yummm...the pakodas and parantha looks great!

Mansi said...

Good leftover ideas!:) i make rice bhajiyas out of leftover rice, and made dal parathas for WBB#15!

FH said...

These are such great entries! We make Aki Maslae rotti like that with cooked rice without adding besan.Looks yummy,Besan makes it healthy too!:))

Timepass said...

Thks Jyothi and Rajitha. So try out these recipes.

Mansi, I had seen your pakoda recipe some time back. Need to try it out soon, they looked very yummy.

Asha, thks. I love the crisp Akki roti made from rice flour and sometimes cooked in a pan (baandle).

Rohini's kitchen said...

Looks great. Delicious recipes.

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